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Through a communiqué, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, congratulated the people and governments of Africa, for meeting 63 years of the creation of the African Union and celebrating the World Africa Day.
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BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER FOR
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, on behalf of the People and Government, congratulates the peoples and Governments of Africa, for meeting 63 years of the creation of the African Union, and celebrating the World Africa Day.
From Venezuela we pay tribute to Kwame Nkrhuma, Gamal Nasser, Sekou Toure, Julius Nyerere and great fighters such as Nelson Mandela, Patrice Lumumba, Wangari Maathai, founding fathers of the revolutionary Africa and protagonists of important socio-economic achievements that brought progress to their peoples and political sovereignty to their Nations.
Venezuela acknowledges in the African Union the most important body in the continent in representing and defending the interests of African countries that form the body; as well as its active and decisive presence in multilateral bodies, in order to achieve solutions that may contribute to world peace and development.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratifies the paths of friendship and cooperation with the countries of Africa, planted with deep love by Commander Hugo Chavez, who saw on the African continent to the Motherland, a lighthouse of the peoples struggling for their freedom and independence with courage and determination.
Caracas, May 25, 2016